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Pearl S. Buck House

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Address: 520 Dublin Rd, Hilltown Township, Doylestown, PA
Phone Number: +1 215-249-0100

Just a short drive from Philadelphia, The Pearl S. Buck House promotes the...

Just a short drive from Philadelphia, The Pearl S. Buck House promotes the legacy of author and humanitarian, Pearl S. Buck.As you walk through her pre-1825 Pennsylvania stone farmhouse, you will learn her life history, which began in childhood as a daughter of missionary parents in China and ended as a Pulitzer and Nobel-prize winning author. One of just a few national historic landmarks that uphold a woman's legacy, the intact collection includes the typewriter she used to write The Good Earth. Serene paths lead to her gravesite. Exhibit gallery displays her numerous awards including the Nobel prize. International gift shop on location. Pair a tour with a book discussion. Annual festival of trees, writing workshops and cultural events scheduled year round.

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Amazing collection

I grew up across the field from this property but visited for the first time today with my children. This is an amazing historical collection of art, furniture, and books. Even... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Michelle H
Goshen, Indiana
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Goshen, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I grew up across the field from this property but visited for the first time today with my children. This is an amazing historical collection of art, furniture, and books. Even those marginally familiar with Ms. Buck's writings can enjoy the history of the property. For those that love literature you will be moved by the place, Ms. Buck's typewriter,... More 

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Warrington, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have wanted to go to Pearl S Buck House for 30 years and finally got there last year. It was so worth it. Ask questions when there and you will learn a lot of interesting facts about Peal Buck. Nice property and buildings. I wish I hadn't waited so long to visit.

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Hagerstown, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have visited many historic homes including about 10 authors homes in the last 6 days. This is the charming home of what I must say is a charming woman. Knew nothing of her until today. The guides changed all of that. Interesting story, well told by the guides and the exhibits. I love the fact that Buck has left a... More 

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telford, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife read every book Pearl Buck wrote, and she wanted to see where she lived. Not disapointed, great and instrutive visit in beautifull setting in rural bucks county.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed learning more about Pearl Buck. The docents put together a top notch tour. It's not the most interesting house, nor collection of items, but the total experience was very interesting.

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Medford, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The tour was exceptional. The woman was very knowledgeable! The house and grounds were beautiful and gardens very colorful and relaxing. Pearl was an amazing humanitarian as well as author.

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Ambler, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

On a sunny June afternoon we enjoyed the tranquil setting with its colorful gardens. Added to this was an informative tour by a very knowledgeable and entertaining docent. The house was interestingly furnished and much more elaborate than it first appeared. One doesn't need a great knowledge of Pearl Buck, the guide will furnish that. A hidden gem in Bucks... More 

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

On a whim and with a free afternoon, we decided to visit the Pearl Buck House and glad we did. The tour guide was very informative and walking on the grounds and through her house was fascinating. What an amazing woman she was.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

Even if you haven't read Pearl Buck's The Good Earth (as we all should), a visit to the author's lovely home in bucolic Bucks County is an inspiring experience. In her historic stone farmhouse, filled with family treasures, eclectic art, souvenirs of her deep Asian experience & thousands of volumes of her personal library, visitors can learn about the remarkable... More 

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Teaneck, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

We went there on Sunday 05/01/16. This was a great tour of Pearl S. Buck's Farm House. What great history. It takes maybe an hour to hour and half to tour the house, but well worth it. We had a geat tour guide who kne his hitory of Pearl Buck and the Farm House. It's great that the farm house... More 

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